7-year walk: 1,300 miles down, just 20,000 more to go

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This photo released by the National Geographic Society on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, shows the December 2013 issue cover of National Geographic Magazine featuring a story on the planned seven-year global trek from Africa to Tierra del Fuego of journalist Paul Salopek. In Paul Salopek's first year of his trek across the globe, the reporter walked alongside his camels for days in Ethiopia without seeing glass or bricks or any other signs of modern humanity, ate a hamburger on a U.S. military base, was shadowed by minders in the Saudi desert – and now has only 20,000 miles (32,000 kilometers) to go. (AP Photo/National Geographic Society) NO SALES, ONE-TIME USE ONLY, NO ARCHIVING